Catholic University is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Washington, D.C. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,194 undergraduate students. The Catholic University acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Political Science and Government, and Psychology. Graduating 74% of students, Catholic University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,100.
NCAA Division III (with football)
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.71 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
Catholic University of America Reviews
I am currently in my last year at Catholic University of America, and I am very happy I chose this school to pursue my MSW at. The curriculum is easy to understand. The online learning option is perfect for me as I do not live near the campus. I really enjoy being able to carry on with the rest of my life while still being able to participate in class work, and an education through this wonderful school! I would recommend Catholic University of America to anyone and everyone interested in pursuing graduate studies for social work. Great Place to attend!
Professors in the Philosophy Dept. are not very friendly, supportive, or approachable, but there are a few exceptions. The department is quite large. The professors teach only one graduate course per school year, so it is difficult to get to know them. The grad students are young (22-25) and come from colleges like TAC and Christendom. I'm not a fan of those kinds of schools, but if you are, you might like the other students more than I do. The stipend (18k) is nowhere near the cost of living in DC, so you'll need to work or take out loans. The program's focus is on the study of classic philosophical texts, which is good in that you'll study real philosophers like Plato & Aristotle, but bad in that there is often a heavy emphasis on exegesis, which is more appropriate for a classics department than a philosophy department. There are lots of requirements in this program and the administration makes it difficult to accomplish them in a timely manner. Expect to spend 9-10 years here.
I love it! Campus food is going to be improved by 2020 when the new dining hall opens. My favorite thing about Catholic is all of the community service opportunities. Everyday there is a way to get involved with the community and help people. The education pushes you to have to work hard. It’s a very traditional education which was hard for me at first but I like the challenge. Also there are so many internship opportunities available in the city. Every night of the week there are networking events. It’s just an overall great school with serious students.